According to Production Weekly's Twitter feed
"Universal's prequel to John Carpenter's classic thriller "The Thing," is due to begin filming March and continue till June in Toronto."
And immediately we're all filled with dread. The Thing is a classic, and we're not sure it needs yet another prequel or reboot. It also doesn't help that Ronald D. Moore, a writer and show runner we trust — to an extent — was taken off the project entirely, and replaced with A Nightmare on Elm Street's Eric Heisserer
Heisserer, who has voiced his undying respect for the original, called his script a "from scratch" rewrite. We'll just have to go into this blind until the new Nightmare comes out, as Heisserer doesn't have much of a track record just yet.